View from campus construction from the air
Projects & Construction

We are proud to provide the facilities and infrastructures services necessary for the University of Ottawa to achieve its academic and research objectives. The map and lists below provide an overview of some of the more visible current projects being undertaken by Facilities as we strive to provide a vibrant environment for the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

Interactive Map*

*This map is not representative of the totality of Facilities' projects, highlighting only those which are potentially disruptive and visible on campus.


Major Projects
Summer Construction 2017


  • 100 LAURIER
    A section of 100 Laurier’s roof will be replaced.
  • 190 LAURIER
    The Development Office, a building of historical significance, will receive general repairs to its windows and doors.
  • ARTS COURT (60-70 Waller Street, opposite Hagen)
    The University will soon have new classrooms as part of a 35 year lease agreement with the City of Ottawa for facilities in the new Arts Court building, including a 120-seat black box theatre and four classrooms.
    The replacement of D’Iorio’s roof began in the fall of 2016; phase 2 will continue throughout the summer.
  • FSS
    The main entrance into FSS will be closed from early May to the end of August to address water infiltration and drainage issues. The doors leading directly into the FSS lounge and into Vanier will remain open.
  • HAGEN (Tunnel)
    Prior excavation work on Séraphin Marion revealed that the service tunnel beneath Hagen is in need of general repairs and maintenance; construction is expected to begin in early July.
    Construction continues on the Learning Centre, which will offer modern, interdisciplinary study rooms and a new food service area on the first floor; it should be completed in 2018. The passageway linking Montpetit and Lamoureux will also be unavailable until the end of August while it is expanded to provide access to the Learning Centre.
    Facilities is preparing for a campus-wide retrofit of over 90,000 LED bulbs; the retrofit promises to reduce energy consumption by roughly 40%, or $945K per year.
    The exposed top level of the Mann parking garage (P4) cannot currently accept parking year-round due to snow. The addition of a new roof will eliminate the snow load and allow an additional 91 parking spaces to be used throughout the winter. Construction is expected to begin in late June and run until October; the first three floors will remain open throughout construction.
    Morisset’s lower terrace, which is 44 years old and serves as a roof to parts of the UCU, is leaking and in need of replacement. The concrete will be demolished, the waterproofing membrane replaced and a new terrace constructed, including new landscaping and lighting. The UCU steps opposite the 90U residence will also be replaced and a small assembly area created at the same time. The nearby accessible ramp will have to be dismantled during construction.
    The University power plant’s existing emergency generator and related electrical infrastructure will be replaced with a new, larger generator to provide greater reliability for the campus’ power supply.
    Expect miscellaneous sidewalk and asphalt repairs across campus this summer, including limited pedestrian detours.
    Simard’s main entrance will be closed from mid-June to the end of August, 2017, to address water infiltration and drainage issues; pedestrians will be redirected to the side entrances, such as the one beneath the raised walkway.
  • STEM (former site of MacDonald / CUBE)
    Construction will continue on the state-of-the-art STEM complex, which will house open-concept teaching labs, multidisciplinary spaces, and 3D-printing Makerspaces. It should be completed in 2018.
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